Events are being held across the United Kingdom to celebrate Armed Forces Day on 24 June, highlighting the work that the UK Armed Forces do in keeping the people of the United Kingdom safe.
The King, as the Head of the Armed Forces, has sent his warm wishes to the entire Armed Forces Community in a message, in which he said: “Today provides a particularly valuable opportunity to acknowledge publicly the selfless service and sacrifice made each day by our Armed Forces personnel to keep this nation safe.
“We also remember, with gratitude, the countless veterans who continue to support the ethos of the Armed Forces long after they leave the Service.”
In its 15th year, Armed Forces Day is the culmination of a week of events which celebrate the entire Armed Forces community and all that they stand for, thanking them for defending our way of life, protecting British citizens around the world, and strengthening our relationships with our allies and partners.
It also recognises the service and sacrifice the families of serving personnel make.
Prime Minister shared a message celebrating the day saying: “Our Armed Forces are the pride of the nation. Day in and day out they serve to keep us safe from those who would do us harm.”
Rishi Sunak has paid his thanks at Wellington Barracks in London.
London Ambulance Service also marked the day with a message on social media: “From the @BritishArmy patients we’ve treated to the former military personnel who are now part of #TeamLAS, and our @RoyalAirForce Paramedic collaboration.
“We are proud of the special relationship we have with our armed forces.”
Yorkshire Ambulance shared on the day that it has been awarded the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award as the award recognises their commitment to supporting current and former Armed Forces members and being an employer of choice for those leaving the military.
Welsh Ambulance posted on Twitter saying that the day is a chance to thank troops for their service.
Falmouth flypast was another a visual feast marking the day.